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Wasn't it Better When You Were Ignorant?

17 years ago

I was just saying to a friend of mine that life was much easier when I knew nothing about mealies, spider mites, watering and bad soil. I could just buy a plant from anywhere with no problem. Inspect the soil for what? I wouldn't know what to look for. Look under the leaves and the axis for what? I don't know what I'm supposed to see.

If I see something white and cottony, I'll just keep wiping it. Or not. Maybe I'd just ignore it. Little things that look like specks of dust? Well, it's just dust, right?

I'm going to give my plant a little extra plant food twice a week. That will make it grow fast! Then I could go on enjoying my plant while ignorantly under or over watering it until one day it just dies.

Ok, I spent $10 or 15 on it, but it lasted 3 or 6 months. That's good enough, right?

Oh those were the days...

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